Chickens are subject to numerous diseases and parasites in fact diseases and parasites are the chief hindrances to success in raising poultry most common health problems can be avoided through preventative management nevertheless sooner or later every flock experiences its share of maladies. Common poultry diseases and their prevention dr nathaniel l tablante parasites fungi o non infectious agents chemical physical lack or excess of certain vitamins and minerals clean and disinfect poultry house coops and equipment . There are a few major categories of disease that commonly occur in small poultry flocks these include external and internal parasites mareks disease respiratory disease nutritional problems reproductive diseases and fowl pox. Excerpt from diseases and parasites of poultry symptoms there are no prominent symptoms by which the disease can be dis nosed during life and it is only by the examination of the internal organs after dea that the trouble is recognized. External parasites can cause real problems for small flock poultry producers and occasionally for large flock producers these unwanted visitors can be brought into the poultry house by wild birds or new birds being added to the flock
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